A record number of volunteers came out to honor veterans buried at the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine over Memorial Day weekend.
According to Sun Journal, Around 360 volunteers roamed the 70 acre cemetery placing flags on each veteran’s grave.
“It’s just a gorgeous day, and it’s a gorgeous cause, and if you look around and see all those flags waving over the cemetery, it makes you feel good,” said Joyce Richmond, a member of the Lewiston & Auburn Veterans Council, which organized the effort. “I’m a Gold Star Mother, which means my daughter passed away while serving in the Air Force, so it’s very important to me to honor her especially, but I know what sacrifices these people have made. They’ve given their lives for us.”
More than 4,000 flags were passed out to the volunteers, who placed the flags as a man on the bagpipes played patriotic tunes.